Tories strengthen grip on Rugby Borough Council in local elections - The Rugby Observer

Tories strengthen grip on Rugby Borough Council in local elections

Rugby Editorial 4th May, 2018 Updated: 8th May, 2018   0

THE CONSERVATIVES strengthened their majority on Rugby Borough Council following the local election.

A third of the 42 seats were up for grabs on Thursday and both the Tories and Liberal Democrats gained a seat each. The Tories took two Independent seats and the Liberal Democrats took a Tory seat.

It means the Conservatives now hold 24 of the 42 council seats, followed by Labour and the Liberal Democrats who each have nine.

The results:




Admirals & Cawston – Dale Keeling (Con) 900; Will Pimlett (Lab) 706; Lee Chase (Lib-Dem) 280; Jenny Farley (Green) 96

Benn – Dr Jim Shera (Lab) 966; Hugh Trimble (Lib-Dem) 150; Marian Wakelin (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) 76


Bilton – Chris Cade (Con) 1277; Phil Hemseley (Lab) 631; George Kennedy (Lib-Dem) 190; Ian Wight (Green) 94

Coton & Boughton – Jill Simpson-Vince (Con) 900; Mark Brassey (Lab) 640

Dunsmore – Robert Deepah (Con) 1175; Beck Hemsley (Lab) 547

Eastlands – Craig McQueen (Lib-Dem) 843; Zoe Anne Feeny (Con) 511, Matthew Weston (Lab) 505; Patrick Steel (Green) 95

Hillmorton – Ian Picker (Con) 888; Jim Ellis (Lab) 711; Laura Slinn (Lib-Dem) 112; Peter Reynolds (Green) 60

New Bilton – Mike Brader (Lab) 747; Adam Daly (Con) 494; Bob Beggs (Green) 198; Hossain Tafazzal (Lib-Dem) 37

Newbold & Brownsover – Ramesh Srivastava (Lab) 716, Eve Hassell (Con) 624; Mark Summers (Green) 167

Paddox – Noreen New (Lib-Dem) 1070; Tony Meeson (Con) 668; Richard Vickers (Lab) 469); Maralyn Pickup (Green) 70

Revel & Binley Woods – Belinda Garcia (Con) 1406; Anna Coupe (Lab) 507

Rokeby & Overslade – Bill Lewis (Lib-Dem) 1265; Paul Weeson (Con) 552; Ian Black (Lab) 512; Kate Crowley (Green) 80

Wolston & The Lawfords – Andrew Bearne (Con) 1174; Lauren Hope (Lab) 553; Lesley Summers (Green) 201; Pete McLaren (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition) 79

Wolvey & Shilton – Chris Pacey-Day (Con) 561; Ben Law (Lab) 187

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